College and Career Prep
Preparing our students to be ready for everything (and anything).
At American Leadership Academy, part of our mission is to provide our students with the best possible educational experience. This goes beyond the classroom. We give our students knowledge and training that will benefit them for the rest of their lives—in college, in their careers, and in their personal endeavors.
American Leadership Academy offers a wide variety of advanced placement courses. These are challenging, college-level courses a high school student can take to earn credits.
AP course offerings vary by campus; please view the course catalog for full course descriptions and availability.
To learn more about our advanced placement program, schedule a tour online or contact student services at your American Leadership Academy school. AP classes are only available to students between 9-12th grade.
Financial Literacy/College Prep Course
Available to 10th grade students, this course is specifically designed to prepare high school students for college and beyond, with opportunities to explore the college and career opportunities available to them.
Using Dave Ramsey’s financial literacy curriculum for high schoolers, this course offers insights that will stick with and benefit students for the rest of their lives.
Course offerings vary by campus; please view the course catalog for full course descriptions and availability.
We want all ALA students to have every opportunity to excel and thrive. That is why we offer honors courses for students who show exceptional proficiency in certain subjects.
Our students also have the opportunity to earn an Honors Diploma during their high school years.
Please view the course catalog for full descriptions of honors courses offered. Honors course offerings vary by campus; please view the course catalog for full course descriptions and availability.
Dual enrollment allows our students to enroll in certain classes offered by local colleges, while still attending American Leadership Academy.
We believe that this allows students the best opportunity for an exceptional education while helping them become fully prepared to pursue whatever path is right for them after graduation.
Dual/Concurrent Enrollment course offerings vary by campus; please view the course catalog for full course descriptions and availability.
CTE (Career and Technical Education)
CTE course provide students with academic, career, and technical instruction, offering hands-on learning through certified teachers and experienced professionals. This gives them advanced skills, real-world training, and a competitive edge in today’s job market. CTE course offerings vary by campus; please view the course catalog for full course descriptions and availability.
Additional CTE courses are offered through EVIT (the East Valley Institute for Technology). This separate technical school offers training in a variety of industries. ALA/EVIT students split time evenly between their two schools (transportation is not provided).
STEM Honors Program
ALA is proud to offer a STEM honors program, specifically designed to challenge students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Students who wish to participate must meet certain qualifications, including a 3.8 weighted GPA and attendance in summer programs. Graduates of the program receive a STEM Honors Diploma.
STEM course offerings vary by campus; please view the course catalog for full course descriptions and availability.
How do we incorporate college and career prep into our curriculum?
- By creating a well rounded experience within our range of academic courses
- Encouraging students to sign-up for our state and nationally recognized athletic and fine arts programs that prepare students for college level participation
- Providing extra curricular activities including clubs and service opportunities
- Providing constant encouragement and support, with tutoring services available when needed, as well as maximum individual attention in classrooms
- Hiring highly qualified teachers who respect and love their students
- Instilling our RAISE leadership values, which creates a sense of leadership and community into our students
- Providing career-focused and technical education programs that prepare students for the real world
By combining these practices with a moral and wholesome environment that fosters respect and hard work, we are preparing our students to learn, lead, and change the world.
Want to know more? We’d love to show you how our school’s unique setting can get your student started down the path to success. Tour one of our 7-12 campuses, at either Ironwood or Queen Creek, or ask about our new Gilbert North campus, located at Higley and the 202.